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Anon Mey 53VII/1 — Sunnefa ‘Sunniva’

Sunnefa stökk með Seljumönnum;
sætu lýður Írland flýði;
austr um haf fór jungfrú Kristi;
eyjar til kom fylgi meyjar.
Frúin skínandi fór til bænar;
fellu á þau stórir hellar;
brúðar stendr í Björgvin miðri
blómligt skrín að helgum dómi.

Sunnefa stökk með Seljumönnum; lýður sætu flýði Írland; jungfrú Kristi fór austr um haf; fylgi meyjar kom til eyjar. Skínandi frúin fór til bænar; stórir hellar fellu á þau; blómligt skrín brúðar stendr að helgum dómi í miðri Björgvin.

Sunniva took to flight with the men of Selja; the people of the woman fled Ireland; the virgin of Christ [HOLY WOMAN] went east across the sea; the followers of the maiden came to an island. The shining lady went to pray; large rocks fell on them; the magnificent shrine of the woman stands in the sanctuary in the middle of Bergen.

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[1] Sunnefa stökk með Seljumönnum: Sunnifa styrir Seljamönnum 713

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